Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

1. Gunn-TruscinskiBay Head

Even though this album is instrumental it kind of feels like there are lyrics telling a story. But I couldn’t really tell you what the story was. It isn’t the same as certain atmospheric music. I can kind of understand their telepathic instinct with playing with Bill – there’s a certain communication there. With Gunn-Truscinski Duo, their songs are worked out but then they do improv within that, I guess.
Kim Gordon

I’ve known those guys for so long that I’ve gotten to see them grow and change as a duo. I think I set up one of their earliest shows. I’ve known John (Truscinski) since we were 18-years-old, so we’ve been playing music together since we were kids. So I’ve got to see the band develop like that and on this new one, I just feel like they’re really stretching out in these really interesting ways and approaching the compositions differently than the first two records do. It’s just exciting to hear them keep working. I don’t want to speak for them but I’m pretty sure it’s all written in advance, but with little moments, especially live, that they can stretch out and play with. They have really good chemistry. As usual with music like this, the record is partial ideas of what they can do live. Seeing them live, they’ve been playing together for a really long time and they can push at different points and it’s really cool to see.
Bill Nace

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